Ramshorn Snail Care

Let’s be honest. Sometimes we receive snails from various sources, whether intentional or not, and we don’t always give them the best care. They end up with gnarled, twisted shells that are a huge eyesore. With the rise of ornamental snails and the realization that snails are one of the most beneficial additions to planted aquariums, people are becoming more aware of the snail’s health requirements. Those requirements are incredibly easy to meet. Snails itself are fairly undemanding and with a little calcium you can give your ornamental snails the healthiest shell possible. This week’s video goes into detail on how to use calcium in the aquarium and how to meet other requirements that Ramshorn snails, and most other snails, require in order to thrive.

Tank Profile: 20G Community Tank

 

Flora

Dwarf Sagittaria (Sagittaria subulata)
Green Cryptocoryne (Cryptocoryne wendtii)
Lemon Bacopa (Bacopa caroliniana)
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)
Banana Plant (Nymphoides aquatica)
Red Tiger Lotus (Nypmhaea zenkeri ‘Red’)
Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
Red Ludwigia (Ludwigia repens)
Jungle Val (Vallisneria americana)
Ammania Gracilis ‘Red’
Red Flame Sword (Echinodorus red flame)
Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium laeviatum)
Some sneaky Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana)

Fauna

2 x Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)
11 x Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)
8 x Class N Black Bar Endler’s Livebearer (Poecilia wingei)
~1 million Cherry Shrimp and Blue Ramshorn Snails

Setup

20G Long Glass Aquarium
Aquaclear 50 Power Filter w/ intake sponge & Purigen
Aqueon Pro 100w Heater
30 inch Finnex Planted+ 24/7 Fully Automated Aquarium LED
XY-2822 Air Pump Double Sponge Filter
2 Small Ceramic Breeding Caves by Aquafresh
Brightwell Aquatics FlorinVolcanit Plant Substrate in Medium Rio Cafe
Malaysian driftwood and faux-Seiryu stone

My Intentions

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What I intend to do with this blog:

Weekly Water Logs

  • Detailed notes on my personal aquariums including breeding updates, water test results, and any other changes.
  • Quick species write-ups when I receive new fish.
    My photographs will be posted in the blogs and/or the gallery. All photos are shot on a Nikon D3300 with minimal editing. With tyheach photo I take and edit my qaulity will improve.
  • Meeting descriptions for my local club and auction hosted by the James River Aquarium Society on the days that I attend.
  • Thoughts and experiences on national-level clubs like the American Killifish Association and the International Betta Congress.

My other social media:

  • Facebook is where I will respond the fastest.
  • Instagram will be a more personal look into my life.
  • YouTube will come much later.